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for peace talks as the violence escalates. the country's ally, russia, is inviting the leader of syria's opposition to visit moskow for the first time but that offer turned down. some interesting developments here. let's get them from leland vittert live in our mideast bureau. leland? >> reporter: jon, no one really views russia as an honest broker here especially the rebels who for so long seen russia side with pat assad in this conflict. they don't really want to deal with the russians, hence turning down the invitation. the rebels now think time is on their side. the momentum is on the battlefield has shifted. for so long the rebels were outgunned and outmaneuvered. they hold major parts of northern part of the syria and major population centers in the center of the country that president assad up till now had control. one rebel fighter said we'll fight all the way to president assad's palace. the rebels don't see a reason to negotiate while president assad is in power. the while the offer from the russians may not be so significant is the fact they're making it is significant. russ
but the conference in dubai raises a specter of nations including iran, china, russia and others agreeing to live under the u.n. rules, what critics call restrictions. while the u.n. --. pardon me. while the u.n. maintains this is not about controlling the u.n. the critics say it is part of a red drip, drip regulation that will chip away internet freedom. >> even if internet freedom escapes this conference in dubai, this is just a stepping steen from countries like china, russia and other arab states they have been patient for the last 10 years and several years going forward they will continue to be persistent. >> reporter: the u.s. has a sizable delegation in dubai, about 1650 people. in simple terms they want internet regulation off the table and want the u.n. body to stick to networks already regulated so the telecommunications networks, phone networks but just leave the internet neutral if that is at all possible, jenna. jenna: we'll see what comes out of this conference. catherine, thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jon: imagine having a direct line of communication with the pope? it i
? >> reporter: the key for syria is russia and iran and there are indications now that russia may be open to some kind of deal and it is not for any altruistic region but they're trying to preserve what little influence they have inside syria. that is a key russian ally and they would be like to be on the forefront of brokering a deal rather than syria totally fall in the hands of jihadists and somebody risch shuns have no influence on. one of the reasons they may start to talk about the deal is high level defection. this was the general in charge of the military police. when he defected over to turkey it is very nasty thing to say about the regime and president assad because he is now joining the rebels. this is may be why the russians are starting to think about talking to people. there are report that is the syrian deputy foreign minister now in moscow for talks possibly trying to negotiate some kind of settlement, some kind of transition. how that would look where it would be anrd early transition rather than this civil war pushing out what is left with the regime whether that would b
: russia acknowledges that president bashar al-assad may be losing control in syria as the crisis in his country escalates. >>> 30 u.s. banks in the cross-hairs of cyberattackers. new warnings about a potential fraud attack. >>> starting today you might notice a big difference in tv commercials. we'll tell you about, "happening now." yes it is 12/13. doesn't have the ring. jenna: doesn't have the same exact ring. still a good day. jon: still a good day. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. we have new concerns about north korea heading toward a new nuclear test after defiantly launching a rocket into orbit as we've been reporting to you here. north korean state television reporting, this is the video of the launch at the command center in that country. this rocket is similar to one that could carry an automatic warhead as far as california. while it appears to be orbiting the earth normally we're getting the word the rocket may not be functioning all that well. general fir griffin from the pentagon. what else are we learning about this launch? >> repor
be a sign that russia might now be ready to shift its position and support stronger u.n. action against syria. molly henneberg is live at the pentagon keeping an eye on all of these developments. why is russia so important here, molly. >> reporter: russia is one of syria's allies, in fact one of sear kwras onl syria as only allies. and that is why it is thought they may have some sway over syria and bashar al-assad. hillary clinton is in a meeting this afternoon at a security conference in dublin, ireland. they will be meeting today specifically on syria. at the same time the secretary general of the united nations says he also is pressing syria not to use chemical weapons. >> i'm just very much concerned, and i have warned that in any case if chemical weapons is used then they will have to be put to justice and create serious consequences to those people. >> reporter: if president bashar al-assad were to leave the country it would create an immediate problem with who would take over and a secondary problem of who would control the chemical weapons. jon. jon: it is one thing to load ser
, particularly cuba, ecuador and venezuela. not on the list of places is russia and iran his two biggest military backers. this is all coming as the internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime seems to b to be mounting. rebel fighter are moving closer and closer to damascus. the airport outside of damascus is closed. this has been up and running for the entire time this war has been fought in syria. we are hearing from intelligence sources and opposition groups in syria that rebels are making progress, taking overseer yan military bases all over the country, particularly closer to damascus. and that in the times when the syrian military does in fact try to launch some type of counter attack they often fail. that is according to opposition fighters and opposition groups in syria. so you're seeing a lot more domestic, internal pressure on the bashar al-assad regime, and that given with the international pressure we are seeing from clintonent obama ite squeezing the grip of the bashar al-assad's regime's control all over syria, jon. >> reporter: conor powell live in jerusalem. we will have a lot
to end the fighting in syria. her meeting with russia's foreign minister came as rebels intensified the fighting around the capital of damascus. now, speaking for the first time about the meeting, secretary clinton laid out her vision of a syria without president assad. >> the united states stands with the syrian people in insisting that any transition process result in a unifyied, democratic syria in which all citizens are represented; sunni, alawite, christians, kurds, jews, men, women, every syrian must be included in this process for a new and better future. and a future of this kind cannot possibly include assad. heather: secretary clinton also called the meeting a beginning and warning that there's still a lot of hard work ahead. jon? jon: the world is waiting for assad's next move. if intelligence reports are correct, he already has ordered his military to prepare chemical weapons. those, we can only presume, would be used against his own people. recent rebel victories seem to give him more incentive to use such weapons, so what can we expect if he does? how do we react, and
there in the capital of damascus. russia, though, is continuing to protect syrian president bashar al assad. obviously, that is the transitional plan that something along the lines of what the rebels would endorse would have assad leaf in the beginning -- leave in the beginning. this june peace plan put forth out of geneva calls for a transitional government, a new constitution and then elections. i don't think there's anybody that has much of a hope of that happening. the only thing that may change the russians' minds is they look at a chance the regime in syria is going to totally collapse meaning russia would lose all of its influence in what was one of its strongest allies around the world. russia may begin to maneuver in the back end solely in their best interests, not necessarily in the best interests of the syrian people. and as we're seeing, the syrian people are really under very, very tough conditions as evidenced by how many of them are fleeing their own country. on the turkish border now 150,000 refugees, that number is now growing exponentially, also on the jordanian border. and each pers
here in the middle east. and one of syria's only allies, russia, has stood behind them at least in the diplomatic speak but we just learned russia is sending warships to off the syrian coast there in the mediterranean sea potentially to evacuate russian civilians if things continue to deteriorate inside syria. which does tell you, jenna, people inside syria and also inside the russian government are making at least contingency plans for the demise of the assad regime. jenna. jenna: we'll continue to watch it. level land, thank you. jon: one of hollywood's biggest stars expected to testify today on capitol hill. so what do you think brings ben affleck to washington? >>> plus new details on the investigation in connecticut. what the chief medical examiner plans to look at that could help answer the question, why. ♪ the weather outside is frightful ♪ ♪ but the fire is so delightful ♪ nothing melts away the cold like a hot, delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow can i still ship a gift in time r christmas? yeah, sure you can. grea
's biggest ally, or one of their biggest allies is standing fast. russia is saying today it rejects any outside interference on dealing with syria's political future, adding to the danger of all of this we have anti-american extremists groups now playing a bigger role in the uprising. joining me now is general jack keane, retired four-star general, vice cheech of the army and a fox news military analyst. we hear a red line has been drawn after 21 months in, there is the use of chemical republicans. what is the or what, if bashar al-assad decides to use chemical weapons now? >> i'm not certain he takes that threat very seriously. jenna: what is the threaten. >> first of all that there is no specifics associated with it. and quite frankly he knows the united states is sitting on the sidelines here watching this thing. he recognizes that we are not a major influence among the rebels, and the rebels are very frustrated with the united states. he'll make a decision not having anything to do with the united states as to whether he wants to use weapons or not. jenna: if we name the consequence
view? >> you could have more sanctions and ask whether russia, china and others will comply with the sanctions. the evidence this launch is existing sanctions, and there have been several security council sanctions going back to 2006, the united states and some others have had near total sanctions on north korea for close to 50 years but they obviously have not worked and more sanctions won't work either. jon: this is what, the third time that the north koreans have, you know, put together some highly provocative act, just really during the obama administration. the message that the u.s. has to send out has to be clear but what kind of, what kind of stick do we have to go with our words? >> well i think we've got to convince china and i concede it is an arduous task, but i think we have to convince china their own security long term depends on ending the north korea's nuclear weapons program. china could do that alone if it wanted to. it supplies 90% of the north korea's energy and substantial amounts of food to keep the north korean population there instead in china. but ch
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